The Young Elites by Marie Lu
Release Date: October 7, 2014
Age Group: Young Adult
Summary: I am tired of being used, hurt, and cast aside.
Adelina Amouteru is a survivor of the blood fever. A decade ago, the deadly illness swept through her nation. Most of the infected perished, while many of the children who survived were left with strange markings. Adelina’s black hair turned silver, her lashes went pale, and now she has only a jagged scar where her left eye once was. Her cruel father believes she is a malfetto, an abomination, ruining their family’s good name and standing in the way of their fortune. But some of the fever’s survivors are rumored to possess more than just scars—they are believed to have mysterious and powerful gifts, and though their identities remain secret, they have come to be called the Young Elites.
Teren Santoro works for the king. As Leader of the Inquisition Axis, it is his job to seek out the Young Elites, to destroy them before they destroy the nation. He believes the Young Elites to be dangerous and vengeful, but it’s Teren who may possess the darkest secret of all.
Enzo Valenciano is a member of the Dagger Society. This secret sect of Young Elites seeks out others like them before the Inquisition Axis can. But when the Daggers find Adelina, they discover someone with powers like they’ve never seen.
Adelina wants to believe Enzo is on her side, and that Teren is the true enemy. But the lives of these three will collide in unexpected ways, as each fights a very different and personal battle. But of one thing they are all certain: Adelina has abilities that shouldn’t belong in this world. A vengeful blackness in her heart. And a desire to destroy all who dare to cross her.
It is my turn to use. My turn to hurt.
My Thoughts: Oh my flipping gosh!! I loved this one to pieces!!!! One of my favorites of the year! A freaking darn good read! I loved Lu’s Legend series but this one blew those out of the water!
We are introduced to Adelina who is the best female heroine in a long time! She is strong, brave, kickass, amazing!
Well, she’s been abused most of her life so when she gets in a rage with her father, she ends up killing him and goes on the run. She’s always known she was different. She’s a malfetto. But, shes always believed she has no powers.
There is a group of Young Elites, what people call them. They are a group of people who are also malfettos but they can do things, great things, powerful things so of course people are naturally afraid of them. They are hunted down and killed.
Well, Adalina is soon sentenced to death and the Young Elites come for her.
Oh, I loved each of them! I loved Enzo the most! He was so freaking awesome. I loved his attitude and the way he was. I loved him!!!! And so many side characters, and major character development!
I also liked Teren, even though I shouldn't. I think there will be more to him than meets the eye. I can’t wait to find out more about him.
I loved each of their abilities and I was thrilled to figure out what they were.
I just loved the plot, and the characters, and everything. I laughed, I wanted to cry, and now I need the next book! There is so much I could say, I could rant and rave about how amazing this one is but I want to save it for you! I want you to read it, and savor every minute! I don’t want to tell you what we find out about certain people. I want it all to be a surprise! I want you to laugh, to cry, to be frustrated, to want more.
I loved The Young Elites to pieces!!!
Overall: Did you figure out I loved this one yet? Oh man! One of the best I've read all year! I can’t wait to read more by Lu. I want to know where this series is headed. I must know. I could write pages and pages on this one, but I’ll leave it at this. READ THIS BOOK AS SOON AS YOU POSSIBLY CAN!!!!!
Cover: Like it! Its mysterious but cute!
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